You can read the full story, about the precious items that have been recently found at Auschwitz here: http://www.thelocal.de/20160608/auschwitz-museum-recovers-1000s-of-jewish-belongings-lost-for-decades-nazis-hitler-holocaust
A photo similar to my second photo above accompanies the news article.
The following quotes, in no particular order, are from the news article:
The Auschwitz museum said on Tuesday it has recovered 16,000 long-lost items belonging to Jews killed at the Nazi death camp [Auschwitz-Birkenau], decades after they were stored away and forgotten by Poland’s former communist regime.
Archaeologists first dug up the items in 1967 from the ruins of what had been a crematorium and gas chamber at the former Second World War death camp set up by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.
“In most cases, these are the last personal belongings of the Jews led to death in the gas chambers upon selection at the ramp,” the museum said in a statement.
“These include, among others, thermometers, empty bottles of medicine, fragments of shoes, jewellery, cutlery, watches, brushes, tobacco pipes, lighters.”
End of quotes from the news article
My first job, after I graduated from Journalism school, was reading news articles, before the paper went to press, and making any necessary corrections. I have arranged the quotes, given above, in the order that I think they should be, not in the way that they were arranged in the news article.
The old photo above was taken after the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was found by soldiers in the Soviet Union. This clothing was found at the central sauna where incoming prisoners took a shower and were then issued uniforms to wear. There is no clear indication about where the recent clothing was found.
Notice that there are no tourists in my photo above. Few people go to see this building, where incoming prisoners took a shower and were issued uniforms to wear.
Don’t start denying that the alleged gas chamber, shown in my photo above, is a gas chamber, or you could go to prison for 5 years or more in 19 countries now. It is O.K. to deny the Holocaust in the good ole USA, although not for long.